Wednesday, 27 February 2013

In Loving Memory Cards

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope all is well with you and yours. It is STILL raining here, although not as heavy and more sporadically! I keep saying to myself that it's good for the flowers and also good for the water dams - that's if the infrastructure is enabled to capture all this water and not let it run out to the sea!

As people we enjoy the up and downs of Life's events and the emotions that become engaged as we experience the impact of these events whether we perceive them to be good or bad. Sometimes they are sad, particularly when we lose a friend or family member. Just recently I was asked to make Two cards in memory of a friend who had passed on. It is these cards that I have to show you today.

This is the more traditional Sympathy card of the two I am showing you today.

I used HOTP Design Papers and the following Spellbinders Dies:
- Basic Lattice S5-151
- Romantic Rectan' S5-090
- Crosses Two S5-093
- Foliage S4-328
- Venetian Accents S5-118

The white flowers are from Petaloo and the stamp on the tag is from the Flourishes set called Calla Lillies.

A closer view of the Decoupage medallion feature at the centre of the card. I stencilled one of the Crosses Dies with a Tim Holtz Ranger stain called Peeled Paint and then added a light green Rhinestone gem on the very top.

The second card is less formal. I was asked to use bright cheerful colours - hence the yellow Design Paper from (I think) Cosmo Cricket.

To match the Design Paper I also used a Memento Cantaloupe ink pad to stencil some colour to the Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangle die. On the sides I added pearls.

Lace from my stash was woven with a piece of ribbon also from my stash.

The central image was stamped using Memento Black ink and the Lilies are from the Flourishes "Calla Lilies" stamp set and coloured with Copic pens.

I cut the image from White Neenah Solar card stock using a Spellbinders LG Oval Die and layered it with a Spellbinders Floral Ovals die cut using Kaisercraft Liquorice weave card stock.

The person being remembered was a keen wearer of Thongs (Flip Flops was what I called them when I was in the UK) so I thought it appropriate to add this little charm onto this card using a Tim Holtz idea-ology Trinket Pin.

I stamped the sentiment onto the tag using Memento "Bamboo leaves" ink.
The die is from the Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags One S4-377.

This was the sentiment i used inside the card.
I again used the Flourishes Calla Lilies set, Black Tuxedo ink, white Neenah solar card stock and cut it out with  a Spellbinders Label sixteen die S4-301.

Here are the main ingredients that I used to make these two cards:

Thanks again for stopping by, have a great day and ....

Monday, 25 February 2013

Two Pink Cards

Hello! Good to be with you again. After the Power Supply interruptions it's lovely to be back on my PC again. It serves from time to time to not be on your PC as sometimes the issue is not being connected, the issue is in being disconnected and giving you some breathing space away from the cyber environment.

Today I have two cards to show you; the thing they share in common is that they have pink in them and I have used more Marij Rahder 3D Decoupage papers on them.

Here's the first:

Opps! the photo is not quite square - apologies!

The Background Design Paper is from a Kaisercraft "These Days" 6.5" Paper Pad. I coloured the edges with a Vintage Photo ink pad. The Pink Polka Dot ribbon is from RRR.

The Marij Rahder sheet is #2574 and has flowers and this beautiful butterfly on it.

I used a Spellbinders Vintage Lace Motif die on DCWV card stock to provide the background to the flower medallion.

As you can see I went crazy with Gold and Opal white liquid pearls.

On the inside of this card, I carried the theme through in a very simple way, adding a gold "Peel Off" sentiment with more of the design paper and Marij papers.

Here's my second pink card:

This time I used a Kaisercraft "PInk Gelato" 6.5" Paper Pad and remnants from Marij Rahder sheets 2574 & 2575 for the flowers and butterfly.

The ribbon is from my local craft store and the little sentiment is made using a Just Rite stamp on some design paper scraps and cut out with pinking shears. I made up a whole stash of these and I use them a lot.

Similar to the previous card, I simply embellished the inside of this card too.

The main Ingredients I used for these cards:

Thanks for dripping by today. I hope all is well with you and yours

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